Good haze meeting with Malaysia, Indonesia: Shanmugam [News]
By TODAY, 14 Aug 2013.
Hua Hin (Thailand) — Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed on an outcome document for their leaders on the haze issue.
Singapore’s Foreign Minister K Shanmugam said a meeting with his counterparts from Malaysia and Indonesia has yielded an agreement on a number of haze-related issues.
The document was agreed upon at a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of an ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting in the Thai resort town of Hua Hin.
The two-day ASEAN meeting was to prepare the agenda for strategic talks between the grouping and China later this month.
The choking haze that engulfed Singapore and Malaysia in June – the worst since 1997 – led to diplomatic tension in the region.
It highlighted the renewed need for cooperation among Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia – the three countries most affected.
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